• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Why might many Palestinian youths of your own age want to join terrorist organisations such as Hamas or Islamic Jihad, despite the danger of capture, retaliation and assassination?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Why might many Palestinian youths of your own age want to join terrorist organisations such as Hamas or Islamic Jihad, despite the danger of capture, retaliation and assassination? What choices would these youths have to consider in deciding to join such an organisation? The conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis has lasted since before 100BC. The conflict is over which people really should own the state of Israel. Should it be split 50% 50% or should the Palestinians be made to leave. Israel is the link between the different continents of Europe, Africa and Asia. Without this connection trade may not take place as easily. The country' gets most of its money comes from the oil trade. Oil is one of the world's most important resources and so, Israel is needed to keep many other countries running. This means that Europeans Africans and Asians will always be there. Israel is also in various different industries such as cars, wines, farming and the chemical industry. Both the Palestinians and the Israelis hold historic claims to the land, these date back to biblical times. The biblical character of Abraham is the most significant to this long-term dispute because both the Palestinian and Jewish races descended from him. Abraham had two sons, Isaac and Ishmael. Each of these sons spawned a different new race. From Isaac, came the Jewish and from Ishmael, came Arabic. The Jewish have suffered a great deal of persecution throughout their era in history. ...read more.

Middle

This gave the Israelis a greater degree of control over Palestine. The Jews shortly re-renamed the country of Palestine, Israel. As their control increased because of these wars, started by the Arabs, they forced the Palestinian inhabitants into refugee camps. This is a very real problem that still faces the Palestinians of today. After the wars, a mutual bitter hatred developed between the Palestinians and Israelis over who held the strongest claim to the land. This is a very long-term and real argument that continues to this modern age. The overwhelming power and military force available to the Jews means that the Palestinians are unable to match them. The Palestinians feel that they have been unjustly forced out from their own land. They hope to one day, have the power to overthrow the Jews and return to the 'very soil of Palestine' that is sacred to them and was to their ancestors thousands of years beforehand. The Palestinians were extremely humiliated by the fact that they were unable to stop the Jews from taking their land. The Palestinians were forced to live off of UNWRA rations. The conditions in the refugee camps are appalling and diseases are quick to proliferate. They felt that the western world was turning a blind eye and that they would have to take matters into their own hands. The Palestinians concluded that the UN was failing to direct world issues to an adequate extent. ...read more.

Conclusion

This is a vital question because, if they ever chose to leave, many organisations will decline this request because the person knows so much information on their group. If you would still wanted to quit that organisation they would probably kill you so you don't spread the information. The organisations say that you're with us or against us. People would lose their freedom because people would try to kill them on the streets and they would have to disguise or hide themselves. The last option for a Palestinian youth would be to leave these problems behind and leave Israel. This would not be of any benefit to Israel because it is not solve the problem. This could be a way out for the youths as they are not at jeopardy in the bordering Arab countries such as Egypt. From here, they could support the Arab cause without risk of losing their lives by convincing Europe and other superpowers to join in the struggle for a homeland. The youth could also have a better education and life in such countries as England, France and the USA. Numerous Palestinian youths are faced with such a serious question, should they fight for their country. They have a wide range of choices; none of them are easy. Should they FIGHT??? In order to solve this conflict, there must be debates in the forthcoming and somebody must take charge of the country. The Palestinian and Israeli youths are the future, maybe if they all stopped fighting the wars would stop. I believe over time the Israelis and Palestinians will merge as one race. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Middle east section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Middle east essays

  1. " One person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist" is a common statement used ...

    embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (Council on foreign relations). Al-Qaeda is sponsored by many parties. In several ways, Bin Laden, whose family runs a large construction company in Saudi Arabia and he have established companies to provide income and charities that act as fronts (Bhatt, Sanjay).

  2. Beliefs - "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter."

    These different opinions and beliefs are the cause of the fire, blood and anguish that we see today. There are many groups around the world like Islamic Jihad that believe they are trying to create change. That is they key word - "believe."

  1. Can terrorism ever be a legitimate and effective means of pursuing political goals?

    However, these terms proved unacceptable to many members of the IRA and soon the group split into two factions, those led by Michael Collins who supported the new treaty and those opposing it, led by Eamon de Valera. Those who followed Collins formed the basis for the Irish Free State

  2. Assess the effectiveness of the Arab and Israeli peace initiatives from the 1970s to ...

    The Oslo Accord had made some agreement but left some like the question of Jerusalem to a later time. On 28 September 1995 a further accord, the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (also known as Oslo II or the Taba Agreement), extended the jurisdiction

  1. What are the main differences between the beliefs of Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews?The ...

    Fairly recently, even after many peace attempts, there was yet more terrorist activity in the Gaza strip which resulted in Israelis firing rockets in. This goes against what was agreed on in the Roadmap, showing that neither side mind that they break pacts that have been made.

  2. Assess the relationship between the US and Iraq from 1970 to the present day.

    Saddam also accused U-2 surveillance planes of spying for the US. This stance forced the UN to threaten tougher sanctions in November 1997. And by December, following a US military build-up and diplomatic pressure from Russia, the Iraqi government backed down.

  1. The Lebanon Civil War: Syria’s Role in Lebanon

    However, in that time, Palestinian's supported by Muslim's progressive groups step by step becomes very powerful in Lebannon and especially in Beirut and they run against the Lebanon's Army. In those conflicts significant parts of Beirut were destroyed, particularly very important trade and bank center of city.

  2. Nuclear proliferation in Iran

    Nothing in this day and age creates an aura around a state more than nuclear weapons. As Sagan says, ?military organizations and their weapons can therefore be envisioned as serving functions similar to those of flags, airlines, and Olympic teams: they are part of what modern states believe they have

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work